Dunkirk (*****): They know where you were

The best thing Nolan does with Dunkirk is to never lose focus. He is the mariner, Mr. Dawson, and we play the part of Peter. He knows the plane just by the sound, but he still lets us see it so we can remember too. Feeling like it might be hopeless, one might be tempted to speechify and let us know the significance of it all. He just moves towards the battle, but picks up one life at a time.

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In The Heart of the Sea (*1/2) is doldrums

It'd be nice if he could find some way to get himself back into storytelling mode. Something similar to what Reiner has found with low budget gems like Flipped or anything that Jeff Nichols has done. It seems like he thinks he's reached a status of auteur. These things happen when you make hack commercials for political figures or when you win Oscars for calculated half-truths.

Red Lights: There mostly to annoy

Red Lights - 2012 Written and Directed by Rodrigo Cortés Starring Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olson, Cillian Murphy, Robert DeNiro, Joely Richardson, Toby Jones, Leonardo Sbaraglia One of the worst possible scenes anyone can do is to flip out in front of a television while watching someone or some thing.  If they are doing this in front of someone, … Continue reading Red Lights: There mostly to annoy

Cool Papa E Reviews Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight / Batman Series

One of the best examples of a reboot in cinematic history, Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy comes to an end July 20, 2012.  As sad as it will be that it has ended, it has been a historic masterpiece and one wonderful ride.  The best thing it did was to cleanse the visionary palate of a … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight / Batman Series

In Time is Gattica with an eye on the clock

In Time - 2011 Written & Directed by Andrew Niccol Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Vincent Kartheiser, Alex Pettyfer So, if you've seen Gattica, you've pretty much seen In Time.  Y0u have a lowly guy, who is a factory worker, eking out an existence while a privileged class lives on the other side. … Continue reading In Time is Gattica with an eye on the clock